Michelle Garcia Holmes Has Pledged to Ban All Abortion
Albuquerque- As her unsuccessful record as a candidate shows, Republican candidate for New Mexico’s First Congressional District Michelle Garcia Holmes’ views are too extreme for voters who reject them time and time again. When it comes to reproductive rights, Garcia Holmes has a record of supporting extreme abortion bans and associating with the far-right.
In September of just last year, Garcia Holmes signed a pledge to end all abortion
nationwide: “I pledge to defend life from conception to natural death. In making and keeping this pledge, I am committed to ending all abortion and all assisted suicide in the state of New Mexico.”
On the Albuquerque Journal Candidate Questionnaire
, Garcia Holmes avoided giving a straight answer on the abortion question by saying she wants to end abortion in the third trimester. However, she left out that she supports
banning all abortions nationwide without exceptions. She also has a troubling history
of harassing the University of New Mexico for providing abortion care.
“Michelle Garcia Holmes’ record speaks for itself – throughout her persistently unsuccessful serial candidacy, she’s opposed reproductive rights and aligned with the farthest right dangerous extremes of the GOP,” said Democratic Party of New Mexico Communications Director Daniel Garcia. “She’s promoted dangerous far-right conspiracies about the January 6th insurrection
and spread false information about COVID-19
science. Michelle Garcia Holmes’ lack of experience and dangerously radical beliefs have no place in Congress, especially representing New Mexico’s First District.”